How Can AI Be Used For Food?

How Can AI Be Used For Food?

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

AI can play an important role in the future of the food market: it can help us with food classification; food quality improvement (in terms of freshness, shelf life, nutrient content, etc.); and personalized food recommendations for individual customers.

From the production side, AI combined with automation technology can very greatly improve production efficiency. It takes many years to train an experienced farmer, who will encounter many production setbacks and gain valuable experience through these losses. AI can assist farmers with land analysis, soil analysis, and climate analysis; thus arriving at the most suitable crops to grow. AI can assist farmers with land analysis, soil analysis, climate analysis, and the most suitable crops, as well as farming methods: how to arrange the planting area, how to sow seeds, how to weed and remove insects, how to harvest, AI can harvest intact, healthy crops, intelligently screen out insects and stunted crops, etc. AI can use precise, scientific calculations to ensure the efficiency of agricultural production.


From the consumption side, there is a fixed range of nutrients that each person needs to consume in a day, what to eat and how much to eat. Diet is a promising market, and AI can precisely personalize the customer’s diet to ensure that it is healthy and nutritious. As well as in supermarkets, where we see a wide range of the same product with countless alternatives, AI can help us choose the most suitable product for the customer’s needs. This greatly reduces the waste of food.

Food safety is one of the most important things for us, and it is closely related to our lives. Imagine a scenario where you buy a refrigerator full of fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, bread, etc. It’s hard to tell whether the food has expired or not, whether it’s still edible, and whether yesterday’s leftovers are still edible today. I think AI can solve all these problems, which can greatly improve the efficiency of our use of food, thus reducing food waste and promoting environmental protection.

On a macro level, when AI is combined with a large enough database, it has a tremendously positive effect on macro regulation. When AI integrates the huge, unpointed data by organizing big data, it can converge into some reports, charts and graphs. Its scale can be based on food supply and demand in a state, a country, or even worldwide. From there, extremely scientific planting recommendations are given for distribution.

This reminds me of Plato’s ideal state and an ancient Chinese saying that the best system of state power in the world is centralized rule by a sage who can never make a mistake. Would AI be such a saint?

How Can AI Be Used For Food?